The Minority caucus in parliament has abandoned parliamentary proceedings to throw support behind their leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, and Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson in their respective court trials.
Such an act is the beginning of a series of actions the caucus seeks to embark on in order to end the prosecution of their leader himself and James Gyakye Quayson as well as Collins Dauda, according to a press statement issued by the caucus’ Chief Whip, Govers Kwame Agbodza.
The statement further noted that as far as the prosecution goes on, cooperation will suffer.
“The NDC Minority in Parliament has boycotted today’s sitting to enable Members to accompany and solidarize with two members of our Caucus, namely the Minority Leader, Hon. Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, and MP for Assin North, Hon. James Gyakye Quayson.
“The two are due to appear in court this morning in their respective ongoing prosecutions by the Attorney-General and the NPP Government.
“The Minority stands united with our colleagues, and as such will not be able to honor the business of the house today.”
In connection with an alleged financial loss to the state of €2.37 million, Dr. Ato Forson is currently the subject of a criminal investigation. The case centers on an agreement to buy 200 ambulances between 2014 and 2016.
Meanwhile, James Gyakye Quayson is currently facing allegations of forgery and perjury at the High Court in Accra.
These accusations are related to alleged offenses that took place in the run-up to the 2020 Assin North parliamentary election.